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Project History

SSS was created in 2011 to provide leadership on the Severn Sound Sustainability Plan. Although no longer a key driver of the SSS project, as the project stakeholders now select and identify action for the SSS project to undertake - the Plan and the pillar structure of Environmental Protection and Integrity, Community Well-Being and Economic Prosperity continue to remain the fundamental principles guiding SSS and their approach to sustainability programming.


Click Here to View the 2016 Municipal Sustainability Report Card

The Municipal Sustainability Report Card is a comparative tool to evaluate the sustainability actions and initiatives in place by our 7 partner municipalities. The Report Card examines municipalities and their operations through the lens of sustainability (social, environmental and economic considerations). The goal is to recognize and celebrate sustainable practices, and also encourage further action by sharing information on successful practices integrated by other regional municipalities. The Report Card looks at 23 practices, selected through a scan of best practices in Ontario municipalities, and supplemented by research and surveys completed by Ontario municipalities through the Environmental and Sustainability Coordinator's Network.


Click Here to View the SSS Sustainability Action Plan, 2016-2018 (English)

Click Here to View the SSS Sustainability Action Plan, 2016-2018 (French)


Baseline Survey of Municipal Opinions on Sustainability by SSS and Georgian College Research Analyst Program Research Team, 2016

This survey was completed to:

  1. Identify best practices for measuring and evaluating stakeholder engagement.
  2. Assess the awareness of municipal staff and council representatives in regards to SSS and sustainability overall.
  3. Discern municipal priorities and factors motivating municipalities to address sustainability issues.

Summary Report: Community Survey by SSS and Georgian College Research Analyst Program Research Team, 2015

The purpose of this survey was to analyze the awareness, attitudes, behaviours and barriers in relation to sustainability concepts as held by the communities of Midland, Penetanguishene, and the Townships of Georgian Bay, Severn, Oro-Medonte, Tiny and Tay.


Click Here to View the Severn Sound Sustainability Plan